Education Crucial to Sustainable Farming

Educating women is key to the adoption of sustainable farming practices that lead to higher incomes from farming activities, a study shows.

Smallholder farmers from Swaziland’'s eastern Lubombo District are using conservation techniques to grow crops other than maize.

  • Egypt:  Hidden Changes At the Heart of Agricultural Egypt

    ThinkAfricaPress, 28 January 2013

    While Egypt's uprising may not have given rural women a louder voice in the political arena, gradual change may be occurring at the grassroots. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Implement Policies On Agricultural Extension for Food Sustainability - DON

    Leadership, 26 January 2013

    Prof. Oluwasegun Adekunle of the Department of Agricultural Extension, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ilorin, has urged the Federal Government to implement policies on ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Embrace Conservation Agriculture, Kakamega Told

    The Star, 22 January 2013

    FARMERS have been asked to embrace Conservation Agriculture (CA) to help the country attain attain food security. read more »

  • South Sudan:  Sowing the Seeds of Food Security in South Sudan (press release)

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 15 January 2013

    A new programme in the Republic of South Sudan is helping vulnerable farmers to improve their livelihoods by boosting the quality of the seeds used to produce key crops. read more »

  • Malawi:  What Went Wrong? Lessons from Malawi's Food Crisis (analysis)

    Fahamu, 17 January 2013

    Malawi has gone from bountiful maize crops to renewed uncertainty: Strong, democratic leadership and sound policies are essential for ensuring food security read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Irrigation - Africa's Missing Link (column)

    The Herald, 21 January 2013

    African Union Commission chairperson Dr Nkosazana Dhlamini-Zuma has re-emphasised the importance of agriculture, as "the backbone of Africa's economy". In her 2013 New Year's ... read more »

  • Egypt:  Turning Deserts Into Fields

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 10 January 2013

    Political tension in Egypt in the aftermath of the revolution which began nearly two years ago, has hit tourism, led to high food prices, and caused an economic slowdown which is ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Helping Small Farmers With Seasonal Forecasts

    AlertNet, 8 January 2013

    Access to seasonal weather forecasts is helping small-scale farmers facing threats from extreme weather in Kenya make informed cropping decisions. By choosing the best seeds and ... read more »

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